National Highways is carrying out safety barrier upgrades to the M6 at junction 16 – the barrier there has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be replaced – with some traffic diverted through Sandbach.
While the carriageway is closed to install traffic management for the work, the agency will also carry out essential resurfacing between junctions 15 and 16. Once complete, this work will help to keep traffic running smoothly and safely along the M6.
The work starts next Monday (16th January) and will be completed by the end of June. Work will take place on weekdays, with weekend closures booked as contingency due to weather.
This will include a combination of daytime and night-time working.
The M6 will be closed overnight (8pm to 6am) from 16th to 21st January, (northbound closed from J15 to J16); from 23rd to 28th January, (southbound J16 to J15); 30th January to 4th February, (southbound J16 to J15); 6th to 11th February, (southbound J17 to J15); 13th to 18th February, (northbound J15 to J16); 20th to 25th February, (northbound from J15 to J16); 10th to 16th May, (northbound J15 to J16); and 16th to 22nd June, (southbound J17 to J15).
To keep disruption to road users to a minimum, between the dates listed the M6 will be operating as three narrow lanes in both directions on the approach to junction 16. There will be a 50mph speed limit in place, along with speed enforcement cameras and free recovery.
The northbound diversion is via Stoke but southbound, the diversion will see traffic directed through Haslington and Sandbach back to the M6.